The state aeronautics commission has the authority (1) to sell property located on an emergency airfield granted to the state by the federal government; and (2) to place the proceeds in a special fund from which expenses of improvements on the airfield may be paid when the federal grant of such property requires the proceeds be so expended.
(1) Federal Aviation Agency Regulation Part 626 requiring the reporting of air hazards does not supersede chapter 263, Laws of 1961, which governs the marking of structures or obstacles which have been declared to be hazards or potential hazards for the safe flight of aircraft. (2) Compliance with the federal regulation regarding reporting does not satisfy the requirements of the state act.
1. Funds appropriated by chapter 13, Laws of 1959, Ex. Sess., for use by the Washington state aeronautics commission to construct two emergency landing fields may not be used for the purchase of as many existing private air strips as the money will allow. 2. The funds in question may be used for the purchase of two existing privately-owned air strips.